Transatlantic Cruise

Judith Yan, conductor
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

Filmed, live-streamed, and performed from St John’s Cathedral in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 Territory and the homeland of the Métis.

The Programme

Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 20
I. Allegro piacevole
II. Larghetto
III. Allegretto
Edward Elgar

Seascape, Op. 53
Ruth Gipps
Ed. Rodney Winther

Suite mignonne, Op. 98a
I. Petite scène
II. Polka
III. Épilogue
Jean Sibelius

Waltz No. 2 from Suite No. 2 for Jazz Orchestra
Dmitri Shostakovich
Arr. Hans J. Rogoll

Valse Triste, Op. 44
Jean Sibelius

Essay on Newfoundland Themes
Kenneth Peacock

Quiet City
Aaron Copland

Order subject to change

This Concert Includes

Violin 1

  • Michael Swan, Concertmaster
  • Jacqueline Nutting, Assistant Concertmaster
  • Maxim Pletnev
  • Lillian Jen-Payzant

Violin 2

  • Oxana Ossiptchouk, Principal
  • Shion Tamashiro
  • Drusilla Waltz
  • Talant Kosmosbekov


  • Jim Legge, Principal
  • Jeremy Janzen
  • Sarah ter Velde


  • John Payzant
  • Carman Rabuka


  • Richard Carnegie, Principal
  • David Humphrey


  • Allison Miller, Principal
  • Brenda Moats


  • Erin Brophey, Principal (& English Horn)
  • Kevin Junk


  • Margaret Wilson, Principal
  • Gilles Turcotte


  • Stephanie Unverricht, Principal
  • Marie Sellar


  • Carol-Marie Cottin, Principal
  • Arlene Shiplett


  • Aaron Bueckert, Acting Principal


  • Darrell Bueckert, Principal


  • Michelle Aalders
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Program Notes

Time to Set Sail!

Our reimagined 90th season has taken us on some wonderful adventures – tangos in Argentina, love songs in Italy, strolling the street of Paris, even beer at Oktoberfest! But now…

Copland’s Quiet City

A composition for trumpet, English Horn, and string orchestra, Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City” took the composer two years to write before it could be pronounced complete. Receiving its premiere on…

Sibelius’ Suite Mignonne

Regarding Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’s fascination with nature, his biographer, Tawaststjerna famously wrote that “even by Nordic standards, Sibelius responded with exceptional intensity to the moods of nature and the…

Elgar’s Serenade for Strings

Edward Elgar’s Op.20 “Serenade for Strings” was written in March of 1892 and was first performed by the Worcester Ladies’ Orchestral class later that year. Musicologists posit that this enduringly…

What’s Next

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7:30PM, Saturday, January 29, 2022
Swan Lake
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7:30PM, Saturday, February 26, 2022
Brahms Requiem
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7:30PM, Saturday, March 12, 2022
Accent with the SSO
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7:30PM, Saturday, March 26, 2022

The SSO would like to acknowledge the incredible support of

The Canada Council for the Arts

The Frank & Ellen Remai Foundation


City of Saskatoon

The SSO wishes to thank

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